A timeley reminder

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by darklord, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. darklord

    darklord Read Only Funster

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    Not about my motorhome, but a reminder just the same. I decided to give my old landrover a going over this morning, I use her for work and pottering about, and although she has a canvas roof and is really no different to riding a motorbike in bad weather, its a love thing:Rofl1:

    I had checked all the fluids, which is quite a job on a landy, then started on the electrics. I fished all the plugs out, noticed that they were a bit sooty, so cleaned and gapped them, then put them back. I then stucke the colourtune in and tuned the carb to make it a bit leaner.
    Then i decided to remove the distributor cap and have a look at the points etc. :Eeek::Eeek:.....as I lifted the cap, the spring that holds the carbon pick up, was hanging loose...and no carbon:Eeek:, the spring had been the only thing contacting the top of the rotor arm,...its a wonder the bleddy thing went at all, the rotor arm was getting a hole drilled in it by the spring.:BigGrin:

    I went over to my local factors......for parts for a 26 year old landrover,.....cheered his day up no end, he was still laughing when i left:Angry:.
    So, ive ordered from one of the usual suspects and expect delivery tuesday. Ive been a bit canny, and ordered two of everything so i dont get caught out again.
    Ive only had the motor since October, so did,nt give it a good birthday when i got it, good job i did today,...it could have broken down at any time.
    SO......seeing as it appears to be a bit mild at the moment, probably a good time to start checking things, rather than have them bit you on the arse the first trip out.:thumb:
     
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  2. motorhomelover

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    thanks for the reminder :thumb:
    service my motors every six months so no worries here
     
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